By Daphne Grab
Matisse Osgood is a brand new York urban lady via and during. She buys her outfits at Andy's Cheapies, watches indie movies on the Angelika, and would not be stuck useless on a hayride. but if her father will get ill and Matisse's mom and dad choose to go away Man-hattan for a small city in upstate long island, her ideal global crumbles. As Matisse trudges via existence in Prague, she goals of waking up in her residence on West 78th road with a father who is good adequate to stroll along with her in valuable Park and a mom who does not faux that every thing is ok. whilst rumors encompass Matisse in class and her father's signs aggravate, Matisse realizes that the buddies she's making in Prague are the sort you could expect. they assist Matisse locate the energy to arrive out to her father, who will not be as faraway from her as she proposal. And one specific farm boy indicates Matisse that kingdom residing is lots extra magical than she ever imagined.
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Actually, he’d never in his life told her she’d served him too much food. But my mom, determined to keep up the happy family façade, was ad-libbing like a pro. She served me a plate and then took a generous portion for herself. We both ate, while my dad just sat. a 30 “Go on, honey,” my mom said, like he was a difficult three-year-old. He reached for his fork, his hand traveling in slow motion. He managed to spear a piece of noodle, but by the time he got the fork up to his mouth, the food had slithered back onto his plate.
She was probably just too cool for anyone in Prague. ” Things were looking up. 27 b Chapter Three hat night I was feeling cheerful as I went down to dinner. I set the table while my mom brought out the lasagna. Then we both sat down and waited for my dad. I fiddled with my fork, poking the tines into the woven tablecloth. My mom fussed with the salad, rooting out grape tomatoes from the bottom of the bowl and trying to get them to stay on top of the slippery bed of lettuce. Still no dad. Finally my mom went to the doorway.
Had he told people? “Hi,” I replied shortly. “You’re Matisse, right? That’s a great name. ” “Yeah,” I muttered, glancing across the room so I wouldn’t have to make eye contact. There was no way I was hanging out with anyone who could find out about my dad. Not after what had happened last year at Friends. ” Hal in my yard, meeting my parents? “We don’t need help, thanks,” I said quickly. He paused for a second, then forged on. “Okay, well, let me know if you ever do. ” a 34 Violet looked at me, her eyes wide with surprise.
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